The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro held on the Gold Coast at Snapper Rock have crowned their champions! Matt Wilkinson and Tyler Wright battled their way through intense heats to come out on top. What a great start to the season with such underdogs on top.
Both surfers are veterans to the World Tour, however they definitely brought a new and improved go-get-it mentality to their heats, performing each maneuver with precision. Matt Wilkinson stole the win from Adriano De Souza on a last wave showdown with seconds to spare. Tyler Wright battled Courtney Conlogue until the end scoring an 8.6 and 6.5 in the final. For the majority of the competition, Tyler kept a low profile in her heats, integrated a lot of variety in her surfing, and ultimately came out on top. Her constant ability to WOW the judges will make for a wildly suspenseful season.